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Russians and Americans – completely different species or two sides of the same coin? The job of the multinational English-language team at RBTH is to explain Russia to an American audience through articles and opinion texts, but sometimes the best insights come from the conversations we have among ourselves or from our own experiences. This blog is our opportunity to share those insights with you, our readers. We will have a new post every Tuesday, and on Fridays, we will use this blog space to respond to the questions and concerns of our readers. If you have an idea for our blog, feel free to write us at US@rbth.ru.

Encounters with Russian humour

Encounters with Russian humour

April 1, 2014 Ajay Kamalakaran, RBTH

Russian people have an amazing ability to see the humour in some of the glummest situations

Why a militarily powerful Russia is good for the world

Why a militarily powerful Russia is good for the world

March 25, 2014 Ajay Kamalakaran, RBTH

What the situation in Ukraine has proved beyond the shadow of a doubt is that America and its NATO allies can no longer flex their military might and muscle and act like global bullies

A fast to pay for the feast

A fast to pay for the feast

March 4, 2014 Lara McCoy Roslof, RBTH

For Orthodox believers, the restrictive Lenten fast is supposed to give practitioners freedom from earthly desires, but sometimes it has the opposite effect

The Siege of Leningrad: My personal take

The Siege of Leningrad: My personal take

February 11, 2014 Elena Bobrova, RBTH

St. Petersburg native Elena Bobrova is RBTH's country editor for the United States. Here she tells the story of her family during some of the darkest days of World War II

On the road

On the road

January 28, 2014 Alexander Guzeva, RBTH

Think waiting at your local DMV is tough? Try getting a driver’s license in Russia

Public editor: Ukraine, Lenin and Sochi

Public editor: Ukraine, Lenin and Sochi

January 24, 2014 Lara McCoy Roslof, RBTH

This is the first installment of what will become a weekly column, published on Fridays, discussing our most-read and most-commented articles of the week and addressing any comments and complaints made by our readers about our stories

Getting reflective at the end of the line

Getting reflective at the end of the line

March 8, 2013 Artem Zagorodnov, RBTH

While the Expedition Trophy race came an end, RBTH's Artem Zagorodnov reflects on Khabarovsk, the most European city in Russia's Fast East

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